Web Excursions are select bookmarks from my travels around the interwebs, because I'm always thinking about you while discovering other people's cool stuff. You mean that much to me. You can see all of my (public) bookmarks on Pinboard, and visit the bookmarks archive for curated lists across the last few years.

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Has it really been over four months since I published a one of these roundups? Automation failure, sorry. Here’s a bunch!

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neovide/neovide: No Nonsense Neovim Client in Rust

This is a simple graphical user interface for Neovim (an aggressively refactored and updated Vim editor). Where possible there are some graphical improvements, but functionally it should act like the terminal UI. Adds some nice animations, blurred floating windows, and remote TCP support.

marcusbuffett/pipe-rename: Rename your files using your favorite text editor
A great CLI to rename your files in batch using your favorite text editor.
PopClip extension snippets
PopClip can now create extensions with YAML, just type it, select it, and watch PopClip do some magic. Check out this video from my buddy Jay Miller.
yuya-takeyama/jr: jq like JSON processor for Rubyists
I know Ruby isn’t the most popular language these days, but it’s what I’m fastest in for scripting. This command line JSON processor lets you use Ruby to create queries and maps for parsing JSON on the command line. I like it.
A curated directory of 700+ Mac menu bar apps. Small apps to help you become more productive and maximize your workflow with MacOS. (Just in case your menu bar had some room left in it.)
Theme Redone is a custom WordPress theme starter/framework with its own Gutenberg blocks solution and a CLI that speeds up the block creation process. It’s been a while since I was motivated to build my own WordPress theme (since I switched to Jekyll), but I run the Overtired website on WP and have been itching to improve the layout. This seems like a great way to scaffold a new theme when I get around to it…
“Dendron is a note taking tool that helps technical teams organize and reference any amount of information.” Interesting knowledge management solution leveraging VS Code. Hat tip to Jay Miller.
charmbracelet/gum: A tool for glamorous shell scripts 🎀
A clever bunch of functions for prettifying your shell scripts. Nice inputs, menu selections, option filtering, and more. I’ve implemented support for these in a few of my CLIs, including na.
Find anything you’ve seen, said, or heard. All recordings are stored locally, and all speech recognition is handled locally on your Mac. Seems like a legit way for ADHD types to keep track of massive amounts of information without giving up privacy.
OWC Express 4M2 4-Slot M.2 NVMe SSD Enclosure w/ Thunderbolt3 Ports
One of these bad boys combined with one or more NVMe SSD drives will be the fastest external storage your Thunderbolt 3/4 machine has ever seen, or at least that I’ve found. 2TB SSD cards are $50 off at Amazon right now…

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